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Affordable Care Act: Supporting breastfeeding mothers

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Affordable Care Act: Supporting breastfeeding mothers The ACA requires new private health insurance plans, including those available in the new health insurance marketplaces, to provide coverage for specified women’s preventive health services with no cost sharing (e.g., copayment, coinsurance, or deductible). Breastfeeding support, supplies and lactation counseling are one of these specified preventive services. I appreciate that it is covered under 'preventive services', because breastfeeding prevents disease! Why NOT breastfeed or use breastmilk banks? exerpt from National Confrence for State Legislators: Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act February 2014; material added June 30, 2014 The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a special...

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Health Awareness: Breastfeeding is challenging.

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Breastfeeding is challenging. Despite the many rewards and health benefits of breastfeeding, it can be challenging. For example: Being the sole source of nutrition for your infant is not always easy. Many nursing mothers have sore nipples, breast engorgement (very full breasts) when their “milk comes in”, and occasionally breast infections that require treatment with antibiotics. Some women have had breast surgery that can reduce the amount of human milk they produce. These women may have to feed their infants with formula in addition to the milk they produce. Breastfeeding can be stressful. For instance, a lack of support by...

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Tips for sucessful breast pumping

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Just in case you cannot see the image above; here is the information in copy form: when babies start to breast-feed, they sucklewith rapid sucking motions and low suction strength – this causes the milk to release by stimulating the milk release reflex. this effect can be replicated by startingwith a higher cycle level (e.g. 8 bars) and selecting a weaker vacuum. when themilk begins to release, reduce the cycles by pressing the down arrow and strengthenthe vacuum by pressing the up-arrow until you find the most comfortable level for you.the milk ejection reflex may occur later when pumping than...

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Moms’ Tips For Breastfeeding When You're Back To Work

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shared from The Bump: Moms’ Tips For Breastfeeding When You go Back To Work You know you've got to go back to work — and you know you want to keep breastfeeding baby (it is best, of course!), but how are you going to actually pull it off? A traveling sales rep, a teacher, a surgeon and others share their secrets for breastfeeding (and pumping!) on the job. Get a really, really good pump As tempting as it is to get that single, manual pump because it’s super affordable, you really will make your day-to-day five thousand times easier if...

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